Today I came across a most curious translation of a line from S,M:
“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that… our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.”


Nossa existência não é mais que um curto circuito de luz entre duas eternidades de escuridão.”  Literally: “our existence in nothing more than a short circuit of light between two eternities of darkness.”


Instead of “a brief crack of light” “a short-circuit of light” was chosen and it’s not totally incorrect…

Any thoughts?



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